Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French as a Second Language

These multidisciplinary undergraduate programs, offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, the Institute of Official Languages and Bilingualism and the Faculty of Education, are the only ones of their kind in Canada. Courses cover the psychological theories of language acquisition as well as language learning and teaching, and they examine how languages reflect the culture and society in which they are used. Learning two of the world’s most prominent international languages gives you a significant advantage in today’s global community.

What’s more, upon graduation, students who want to work as a second-language teacher and who meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Education may have a place reserved for them in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Second-Language Teaching program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Honours BA with Specialization in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Specialization in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French as a Second Language FI

FI French Immersion Stream available.

Language of instruction

Although the program is offered in both English and French, Anglophone students preparing to teach French as a second language must take some courses in French. Similarly, Francophone students preparing to teach English as a second language must take some courses in English.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Careers include English-as-a-second-language teacher, French-as-a-second-language teacher, second-language monitor or teaching-aid developer.

What can I do with my studies? (www.sass.uOttawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in second-language teaching.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN SECOND-LANGUAGE TEACHING – TEACHING FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes

1This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.

2 This course must be taken in French. All assignments and examinations must be presented or written in French.

3 The 12  optional course course credits must be in Français (FRA), French Studies (FRE) or from these two French as a Second Language (FLS) courses : FLS3761, FLS3771

 

List A

DLS3500  Observation de classe et recherche en situation d'enseignement2

DLS3501  Technologie éducative et didactique des langues secondes2

DLS3502  L'immersion française2

DLS3510  Didactique de la grammaire2

DLS3520  Phonétique appliquée à l'enseignement des langues secondes2

DLS4500  Thèmes choisis en didactique des langues secondes

DLS4900    Expérience pratique/Field Practice2

LIN2755   Acquisition des langues secondes

LIN2760   Bilinguisme

LIN3742   Sociolinguistique

 

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

 

3 course credits from:

PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

 

3 course credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry 

3 course credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

PHI1102 Moral Reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers

PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts

 

 

 

 

Second-Language Teaching -
Teaching French as a Second Language

42 credits

(14 courses)

DLS1500 Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes I2

DLS1501 Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes II2

LIN1710 Introduction à la linguistique : Des mots aux énoncés2

 

LIN1720 Introduction à la linguistique : Les sons du langage2

DLS2501 Compréhension orale et écrite2

DLS2502 Expression orale et écrite2

3 course credits from :

FRA2520 Grammaire pratique

 

FRA2789 Grammaire et d’aujourd’hui

9 course course credits from List A

 

DLS4504 Curriculum et matériel pédagogique en didactique des langues secondes2

 

DLS4505 Enseignement des langues en milieu multiculturel et minoritaire : de la théorie à la pratique2

3 optional course course credits at the 3000 or 4000 level3

3 optional course course credits2

Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.

Students must add a second program, either a major (42 course credits) or a minor (30 course credits), selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 course credits.

 

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
 

In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 courses).

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 elective credits (8 courses).
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 elective credits (12 courses).
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